Barrier Island Parks Society launches new website

October 8, 2021
By Staff Report

The Barrier Island Parks Society, is excited to announce the formal launch of their new website The contemporary website was built with BIPS’ audience in mind, explains Executive Director, Sharon McKenzie. “BIPS’ goal was to create a user-friendly website for people to quickly and easily access information about the organization, their museums and programs, and connect to BIPS’ Mission to inspire the exploration and preservation of our natural & historic treasures.”

BIPS’ Board of Directors invite everyone to visit, and learn about the incredible contributions BIPS has been making for the past 32 years through supporting 3 historic sites in Boca Grande, as well as 4 barrier island Florida State Parks in Lee, Sarasota and Charlotte

Counties. People from all over the world visit historic Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum, Gasparilla Island Lighthouse, Amory Memorial Chapel and Cayo Costa, Don Pedro, Gasparilla and Stump Pass State Parks. However, many don’t realize that BIPS is the non-profit organization that preserves and protects these iconic and irreplaceable treasures. 

The new website, is a quick go-to resource to learn more about Barrier Island Parks Society and to access information in one convenient location. The site can be obtained by QR Code to enhance ease of use. BIPS’ calendar, educational programs, events, tours, climbs, reservations, rentals, parks and history of the area are easily found with just a few clicks. is also an easy way to support BIPS through membership, donation, sponsorship, volunteerism and online shopping at BIPS’ Museum Gift Shop and Cayo Costa Camp Store, all of which directly support the historic structures and affiliated Florida State Parks.

Barrier Island Parks Society, BIPS is a 501c3 non-profit and the official Citizens Support Organization supporting four barrier island Florida State Parks, Cayo Costa, Don Pedro, Gasparilla Island and Stump Pass. 

BIPS manages and preserves three historic sites, Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum, Amory Memorial Chapel, and Gasparilla Island Lighthouse. Friends of Cayo Costa and Friends of Stump Pass are both steering committees of Barrier Island Parks Society. Visit BIPS online at or call BIPS’ Office at 941.964.0060 BIPS’ Mission is To Inspire the exploration and preservation of our natural and historic treasures. 

Learn more, donate or volunteer at or by calling (94) 964-0060.